Certified Management Accountant

CMA Exam Prep Courses for the Two Part Certified Management Accountant (CMA®) Exam

Now Offered 100% Instructor Led Online!

Globalization and standardization, combined with more stringent financial reporting requirements, have resulted in a dramatic change in the practice, rules, regulations, ethics, and execution of managerial accounting and financial strategy in all areas of an organization. The CMA is the globally recognized, advanced-level credential for accountants and financial professionals. Achieving the CMA demonstrates your professional expertise in financial planning, analysis, control, decision support, and professional ethics – skills that are in demand by organizations around the world.   

The IMA’s Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Certificate exam prep courses, offered 100% online by Villanova University College of Professional Studies (CPS), address the needs of managerial finance and accounting professionals as they meet the challenges of the new corporate accounting environment. The IMA's “body of knowledge” reflects the variety of relevant business skills and abilities— including analyzing, managing, and evaluating business solutions—that professionals must possess to effectively contribute to the strategic success of an organization today.

CMA Exam Prep Part 1: Financial Reporting, Planning, Performance and Control

  • 7.0 CEUs

CMA Exam Prep Part 2: Financial Decision Making

  • 7.0 CEUs
marjorie yushak

The instructor for the course is Marjorie Yushak

Professor Yuschak has been teaching in Villanova Certified Management Accountant program since 2010. After earning a bachelor’s in accounting from Rutgers University and an MBA in pharmaceutical marketing from Fairleigh Dickinson, Yuschak spent more than 20 years at Johnson and Johnson (J&J) developing expertise in cost/managerial accounting, financial reporting, and employee stock option programs. 


Upcoming Courses and Costs


CMA Exam Prep Part 1: Financial Reporting, Planning, Performance and Control

100% Online

Fall 2020  

CMA Exam Prep Part 2: Strategic Financial Management

100% Online

Register by Feb 5

Wednesdays, Feb 12 - May 6.

12 Weeks

6:30- 8:00 PM

Live Sessions once per week


Includes the IMA's CMA Learning System

Benefits of the CMA Designation

Benefits of IMA's CMA designation:

  • Join an elite group of professionals who have advanced beyond the practical accounting skill set into operations-focused strategists and decision makers who deploy evaluation, critical thinking, and judgment to help their corporations succeed.
  • Confirm your broad business competency and mastery of management-level skills required to maximize value and build quality financial practices into your organization.
  • Learn from qualified instructors who reinforce key points and keep you on track for success.
  • Develop a peer network while learning in a group environment.
  • Set yourself apart from your peers. A recent study shows CMA’s often earn higher salaries than their non-certified peers.


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Program Materials

CMA Learning System (CMALS) Version 3.0 is a comprehensive program including text books, online practice tests, and resources directly aligned to the body of knowledge of the new CMA exam.

Textbooks have over 1,000 pages and include a thorough review of critical concepts and calculations, knowledge check questions/answers, 175+ complex questions/answers, 39 sample essay questions/answers, tips on exam preparation, and an extensive reference bibliography.  Tips are provided on how to prepare for the essay portions of the exams, including sample responses and an explanation of the essay grading scorecard.

Online practice tests include 1,400+ multiple choice questions with explanations designed to help study an exam section or to emulate a full-part exam, a gradebook to track progress on the practice tests and additional resources, including ICMA’s Exam Content Specifications and Learning Outcome Statements (LOS). The online system is available 24/7, providing flexibility and convenience to study at your own pace and schedule.


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Contact Information

Villanova University
College of Professional Studies
800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Vasey Hall, Room 104
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610-519-4300
Fax:     610-519-7910
Email:  cps.info@villanova.edu

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